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High-Risk Drinking in College: What We Know and What We Need To Learn

The Task Force on College Drinking

In response to the major and increasingly visible public health problem of excessive and underage use of alcohol by college students, the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, established the Task Force on College Drinking. The Council charged the Task Force with developing a national agenda on college student drinking.

In 1999, the Task Force created two panels: the Panel on Contexts and Consequences and the Panel on Prevention and Treatment. The panels were composed of college presidents, administrators, alcohol researchers, and students (see Exhibit 1 for members of the Panel on Contexts and Consequences). The first panel focused on what is known about alcohol use among college students, and the second focused more specifically on prevention and treatment. The Task Force directed each panel to produce a report that reviewed the scientific literature, identified gaps in knowledge, and recommended promising directions for future research. Each panel commissioned review articles by experts in the field to provide the information base for its report.

Exhibit 1. The Panel on Contexts and Consequences

Tomás A. Arciniega, Ph.D.
President
California State University at Bakersfield

John T. Casteen III, Ph.D. (Panel Co-Chair)
President
University of Virginia

Fred J. Donodeo, M.P.A.
Marketing and Program Analyst
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Ms. Peggy Eastman
Author and Journalist

Vivian B. Faden, Ph.D.
Chief, Epidemiology Branch
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Edward T. Foote II, LL.B.
President Emeritus and Chancellor and Former President
University of Miami

Ellen R. Gold, Ph.D.
Director, University Health Services
Eastern Michigan University

Mark S. Goldman, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor
Department of Psychology
University of South Florida

Mr. Brant Woodrow Grimes
Student
University of North Dakota

Harold D. Holder, Ph.D.
Director and Senior Scientist
Prevention Research Center
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

Michael K. Hooker, Ph.D. (deceased)
Chancellor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Patrick Johnson, Ph.D.
Fellow
Division of Health and Treatment and Analysis
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
  William E. Kirwan, Ph.D.
President
Ohio State University

Mr. Stephen W. Long
Executive Officer
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

James E. Lyons, Sr., Ph.D.
President
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.
President
University of Notre Dame

Ms. Lindsey Bronwyn Mercer
Student
University of California at Berkeley

Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D.
Curators’ Professor
Department of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri–Columbia

Mr. Patrick Henry Sweet III
Student
University of Virginia

Henry Wechsler, Ph.D.
Lecturer and Director of College Alcohol Studies
Department of Health and Social Behavior
Harvard School of Public Health

Ms. Joan Wehner Masters
Student
University of Missouri–Columbia

Sharon C. Wilsnack, Ph.D. (Panel Co-Chair)
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Robert A. Zucker, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Director, Division of Substance Abuse, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Alcohol Research Center
University of Michigan

 

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Last reviewed: 9/23/2005


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